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June 14, 2013
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Making quick work of fire

High winds and steep terrain were no match for firefighters on Wednesday when they lassoed the 5-acre King fire within hours of its discovery. We recognize that the fire, whose smoke could be scene from all over Carson Valley, wasn’t that big, and that the trees in that location weren’t as close together as they appear from a distance. Recent thunderstorms may have set the fire in the first place, the rain that accompanied those storms helped raise both the relative humidity and fuel moisture, both critical factors in fire spread. On the other hand, there was no help from …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 14, 2013 09:43AM Published Jun 14, 2013 09:42AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.